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PETER BRUCE’S LIST: Crucial reads for the Renaissance reader — September 22 2014

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week September 22 2014

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Digging deep

AngloGold Ashanti's decision to pull its cash call places a question mark over gold mining's future in SA — and its administration, writes Tim Cohen

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DERBY'S COUNTY: Dry spell will take its toll

A stronger dollar is typically bad for commodity prices, and bad for those nations that rely on them to bolster their current accounts, writes Ron Derby

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ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Shop while the going’s good

Consumer spending will be battered by higher taxes, weak nonmortgage borrowing and tepid job growth, writes Nazmeera Moola

Aspen milk factory.

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Aspen; Rex Trueform

Aspen's share has been on a remarkably steady upward trajectory in the past few years, while Rex Trueform is an example of a company that has stayed local and been hammered for it, writes Jamie Carr

MARKET WATCH: Hidden logic

Marc Hasenfuss asks what the reason could be for the planned vote on the very early conversion of Aveng bonds, due only in July 2019, into scrip

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Grumbling stomach

How long should a restaurant safely keep a table vacant for those who reserved it? Surely not two hours before the reservation time, writes Justice Malala

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. REUTERS/STEPHEN LAM

PATTERN RECOGNITION: Watching Apple

Toby Shapshak: Apple's first new product since the iPad in 2010 and Steve Jobs' death means it has to be new and innovative. Or does it?

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BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Why is Lesotho not part of SA?

Political instability in Lesotho demands incorporation into SA, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

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INVESTOR'S NOTEBOOK: Fidelity

The Fidelity European Growth Fund is now making its first baby steps back and recently listed on the Allan Gray offshore platform, writes Stephen Cranston

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DID YOU HEAR? Kulula's humour takes wing

Kulula is known for making the in-flight safety lecture and other announcements a bit more entertaining

Letters

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LETTER: Tribute to old locomotives

Thanks to Brendan Ryan for an interesting article on the Riverside Museum in Glasgow

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LETTER: Too much Pistorius trial analysis

What was especially disturbing was how the judge during her summing up was analysed and criticised at every turn

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LETTER: Compulsory car insurance

Recent statistics show that a frightening number of cars on the road do not have any insurance

ANOTHER WEEK: September 18

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

LETTER: Oily fish, not olive oil

Dr Anthony Dalby wishes to point out his error in the statement he gave to Richard Steyn

Multimedia

VIDEO: Future election prospects for ANC in Gauteng

Khulekani Magubane chats about the future election prospects for the ANC in Gauteng

VIDEO: International and local attractions at Africa’s biggest airshow

The annual Africa Aerospace and Defence show has become a global fixture for aviation enthusiasts, as well as an opportunity for global and local arms manufacturers to showcase their technology

VIDEO: Systematic problems in SA health care

Andile Makholwa chats about problems in health care in SA

VIDEO: Challenges faced by women executives in SA

Andiswa Maqutu chats about challenges that are faced by women executives in SA